TED Talk of the week: Benjamin Zander on ‘shining eyes’

Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk might be the best speech you’ve never heard of. Seriously, it’s amazing. In it, the American conductor uses classical music (that’s right) to humor, manipulate and inspire members of his audience to their feet — even bringing some to tears, and it’s not hard to see why.
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Playlist of the week: ’90s nostalgia

Because many of us are home for the summer, we’re surrounded by the love, affection and home-cooking family and friends we grew up with. So it’s totally understandable that we’ve been having impromptu childhood flashbacks. To help you revisit those sweet ’90s childhood memories and marvel at how much time
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Playlist of the week: our summer music spins

Whether you’re lounging on the beaches of SoCal, getting ahead by taking summer classes at Berkeley or vacationing in faraway destinations (in which case we’d be very jealous of you), your summer needs a playlist. The Clog’s got you covered. Here’s a playlist with 12 tracks that’ll be the perfect
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MGMT performs at the Frost Music and Arts Festival

This past Saturday, the Frost Music and Arts Festival took place at Stanford’s Frost Amphitheater with MGMT as the headliner. Once we got past the fact that this was taking place at Stanford, we have to admit that it was a pretty cool experience. We thought that it was a
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Off the beat: That tingly feeling

I’m sitting in a restaurant in Lisbon waiting for lunch. I’m weary from wandering the city with a friend, and a Fado band is playing on the television by the door. In the corner of the screen, I notice a woman translating every lyric into sign language. Her hands move
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A weekend with Ludwig

Music, at its core, is escape. It is a departure from the shackles of a finals-filled reality into a chaotic and beautiful world where rhythm matters more than grades.  If you’re one of the many looking to relax after dead week, you should go to the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra’s
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Playlist of the week: spring cleaning!

Spring has finally sprung here around Berkeley. It’s visible from the pleasant — or perhaps not so pleasant — April showers and the beautiful sunny days soaking up sun on the Glade. And as the old adage goes (well, paraphrased!), spring is the time to clean. For some, it’s literal cleaning. (Hint:
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